If so, there are many ways to do so that are safe and efficient.
Contrary to popular belief, quitting cold turkey is not the way to go. Quitting smoking is not easy. Thankfully, there are other ways to quit, other than just going ‘cold turkey’.
Going ‘cold turkey’ is a term that means ‘quit all at once’. Doing this will most likely lead you to pick the habit back up once more. With today’s advancements in smoking cessation technology, there are other ways to quit called Nicotine Replacement Therapies.
Nicotine Gum: This is used in place of smoking a cigarette. You simply chew a piece of nicotine gum when you would normally smoke.
Nicotine Patches: These are used to curb the cravings for a cigarette. They are usually made for 12-hour use.
Medication and counseling: For some consumers, the method that helps them the most is taking a medication that helps curb your need for a cigarette. Counseling is usually done alongside this method, because the support helps the consumer through the difficult process of changing their habit.
Vapor Inhalers: These ‘e-cigs’, or electronic cigarettes, help much like the gum. Instead of going out for a regular cigarette, the consumer can just take a puff or two off of the inhaler. This gives you the nicotine you are craving, without the dangerous chemicals found in regular cigarettes.
Quitting ‘cold turkey’ can lead to some serious health problems, if you have been smoking for a very long time like most smokers. Using one of these safer methods will not only help you quit for good, but also help you quit in a healthy and safe process.